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Being a copy of verses giving an account of the taking Porto Bello, the 22nd of November last, written by a seaman on board the Burford, the admiral's ship, and sent here from Jamaica.
Tune of Glorious Charles of Sweden.
Come loyal Britons all rejoyce with joyful acclamations,
And join with one united voice upon thi just occasion;
To Admiral Vernon drink a health, likewise to each brave fellow
Who with that noble admiral was at the taking of Porto "Bello.
From Jamaica he did sail with Commodore Brown to attend him, Against the Spaniards to prevail, for which we must commend
him, At Porto Bello he arriv'd where each brave gallant fellow With Admiral Vernon bravely fought, at the taking Porto Bello.
Two men-of-war of twenty guns, likewise five G-uarda Costa's They in the harbour quickly took, to surrender they were forc'd,
sir j Then the town he summons'd strait, to surrender at his will O, Which they refusing he did bumbard the town of Porto Bello.
He did bumbard it above two days, and they again return'd it; The bombs and morters loud did play, he vow'd that he would
burn it: Which when they came to understand, and that he was so brave
a fellow They did surrender out of hand, the town of Porto Bello.
Then with his men he went on shore who strait began to plunder, 'Tis as they serv'd our ships before, and therefore is no wonder. With plenty of rum and good strong wines, our men did soon
get mellow Then swore that never a house should stand in the town of
Porto Bello.